As part of its 50th anniversary, the Canadian Cultural Centre has launched a brand new schedule of 50 successive virtual encounters with Canadian artists.
In connection with an event, a project or an important theme, the artists introduce themselves to us in their daily space of thought, creation and work. An unprecedented invitation of around thirty minutes, without editing, into the private space of a studio.
An Indigenous artist based in Montreal, whose work has been shown internationally for many years, Nadia Myre talks about her work that deals with identity, resilience and politics of belonging. She will introduce us to Tree of Shifting Forms, a major work rising in the Embassy of Canada in France’s courtyard and created at the occasion of the opening of its new building, in 2018, that now shelters the Canadian Cultural Centre.
Nadia Myre is currently exhibited in Image…Sent, our 50th anniversary exhibition.
Based in Montreal, Nadia Myre is a nationally renowned interdisciplinary artist and Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg First Nation. As exemplified by seminal works Indian Act (2002), and The Scar Project (2005–2013), her work explores the politics of belonging by positioning it within a framework of Indigenous resistance and resilience.
She has an extensive exhibition history, with over 115 shows – 25 of which have been solos in the last 10 years. Her work can be found in the Canadian embassies of New York, London, Paris and Greece. Most recent exhibitions include Balancing Acts (Textile Museum, Toronto, 2019), Show Me Your Wound (Dom Wein, Vienna, 2018/19), Code Switching and Other Work (The Briggait, Glasgow International, 2018), Tout ce qui reste/Scattered Remains (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2017–18).
Myre is the recipient of numerous commissions and awards, notably the 2014 Sobey Art Award for Canadian artists under 40, and Compagne de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (2019).
Joins us on October 29 at 9 pm on our Facebook Page.